After several weeks of leading American conservatives and even a good share of radicals in our own camp to believe that they’ve finally found a powerful and confident candidate who speaks for them, Trump has clarified his position on illegal immigration, confirming that he’s indistinguishable from the rest of the pack:
- Focus on deporting the criminals
- Create a pathway to citizenship for the “good ones”
- Amnesty for illegal immigrant minors
- Silence on Birthright Citizenship
According to the most fevered Bioshock fantasy fathomable; Trump manages to win the Presidential election without further compromising his position (improbable), achieves his full vision without it being watered down by congress’s cesspool of leftists and corporate lobbyists (improbable), and fully funds and flawlessly executes his complete vision (improbable), we’ll get more of the same . . . with perhaps a statistically significant hiccup in the number of the most dangerous recidivist prison gang types committing crimes in the United States.
This whole depressing fiasco creates an opportunity for one of the dozens of nameless candidates to charge to his right on the issue and pants him, staking out a more firm position on illegal immigrant. In the entire history of the democratic political process, there has never been a more direct and obvious pathway to muscling into the front of the pack than what Donald Trump just presented. I’m not holding my breath, as the cuckservative groupthink among the Republican Party elite is enough to make George Orwell wince.
1. Identity Electrifies
The Democrats have been saying it for years, and they’re absolutely right. The most reliable way to get White conservatives to the polls is to find some way to break past the filter of political censorship and speak to their group interests as Whites. There are a variety of implicit and indirect ways to dog whistle White Interests, of course. After all, even the illegal immigration issue is a dog whistle, a call to protect our demographic majority thinly disguised as a law and order concern.
Trump demonstrated that even at this late date, dog whistling still electrifies the White electorate. And there are other ways for the rest of the candidates to achieve the same effect without managing to steal the illegal immigration issue from Trump. The Democrats’ incipient social engineering campaign to reshuffle minorities, immigrants, and refugees into historically White neighborhoods threatens White conservatives where it matters: their home values, their school quality, and their direct personal safety. Staking out a law and order position on prison reform is another implicitly White issue hidden in broad daylight, awaiting a politician willing to stoop to that uncomfortable issue.
2. Alpha Posturing Wins
Newt Gingrich nearly ran away with the 2012 nomination with a series of aggressive debate performances, forcing Mitt Romney to man up. The current selection of candidates keep wasting time trying to arrange their issue positions in just that perfect way to win the hearts of the voters. As it goes with picking up girls, so it goes with picking up votes. If you have to make a direct appeal to your fundamentals, you’ve already lost.
The voters are swooning over Trump because they viscerally sense his willingness to socially dominate the Washington establishment. Trump doesn’t care about the voters’ wish list, and the voters can barely remember their litmus test issues when he rolls up on his motorcycle. Granted, as with Fifty Shades of Gray, being a billionaire certainly grants him an edge, but there would be a dark horse opportunity for a politically incorrect antihero in this contest if any of the fools would ditch the Karl Rove clones and hit up Roissy for some campaign advice.
3. Stay the Course
One would think we would have learned our lesson with our abysmal collective experience with Ron Paul. I resisted my urge to come out against Trump while he was still appearing to be genuinely better than the rest on illegal immigration, something Ron Paul never bothered to do even while his focus was on courting paleoconservative financiers and voters. Wherever there’s identitarian or traditionalist momentum, wherever it’s coming from, I try to stick with my Ghostbusters Policy of refraining from crossing streams.
I did post an article begging my comrades to adopt more of a wait-and-see approach rather than throwing in, to save them the potential embarrassment of having thrown in with a candidate whose position on the illegal immigration issue turns out to be entirely within the boundaries of Washington establishment groupthink. I hate to say “I Told You So!”, but even in the exceedingly rare event that I appear to fall on my face with a prediction, I’m actually just a few years ahead of things.
From an identitarian perspective, Jim Webb is indisputably a more interesting addition to the race than Trump, and he’s also the one candidate capable of being more socially aggressive than the Donald.
4. Be the Unmoved Mover
There’s little added value in identitarian radicals endorsing and supporting mainstream candidates at this point. Leave that work to the hacks and normies. Even if you believe in incremental change within the system, our role in that process is standing firm on identity and tradition and creating a gravity well around our positions which attracts normies toward us and then requires mainstream political actors to inch closer to our positions in order to recapture them.
We should be beyond capture, firm, and unmoved, delivering the complete and uncompromising message. Let others do the work of repackaging and watering our ideas down for mainstream consumption, then maintain a Ghostbusters Policy of resisting the urge to jealously protect our ideas from being adapted and corrupted by others. Polarization should focus on the politicians actively running away from identity and tradition, not the ones who are running toward identity and tradition.
Think in simple Pavlovian terms. Zap the ones doing worse things and hold your fire against the ones doing better things.
We can witness this process playing out rather swimmingly with the “cuckservative” meme’s success. Not every political actor is going to embrace it to its full extent, opposing interracial marriage and following it to its proper conclusions regarding America’s foreign policy relationship with Israel. We should hold our fire against those who are embracing a watered down understanding of it which is useful in attacking Jeb Bush, Lindsay Graham, and other egregiously despicable politicians.
There’s no actual contradiction between being an uncompromising radical and engaging with the mainstream political process. Our role is as the uncompromising radicals in the mainstream political process, consistently and persistently, without fidgeting or blinking, injecting our positions into the debate like a diabolical child focusing his magnifying lens on an anthill. At some point in the future, black swan events and disaster scenarios could play out which afford us an opportunity to become the political mainstream. But even then, the people will be looking for a vanguard which has proven itself firm and uncompromising, not anxious and itchy to follow the money and attention.